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Weller: Marcus’ Motivations

Friday, May 31st, 2013

According to Peter Weller, Star Trek into Darkness‘ Admiral Marcus is not dissimilar from a relatively unknown historical figure from the early 1960s.

Like that historical figure, the admiral wanted to strike first and take the advantage that doing so would bring.

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Weller: Landing His Trek Role

Thursday, May 30th, 2013

For Peter Weller, Star Trek into Darkness‘ Admiral Marcus, landing the role came courtesy of a Fringe episode containing an incident eerily reminiscent of a real life event in Weller’s life, and courtesy of a parking lot encounter with J.J. Abrams.

The episode of Fringe in which Weller had appeared (White Tulip) was a role that he had originally rejected, until his wife convinced him to read the script.

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More Detail On Weller Star Trek 2 Role

Wednesday, December 7th, 2011

A small bit of information was released regarding Peter Weller‘s role in Star Trek 2.

The tidbit came courtesy of his agent, Todd Eisner. “Of course J.J. Abrams is very tight-lipped about his projects,” said Eisner, “but I do know that it’s a substantial role and that Peter is playing a C.E.O.”

Shooting on Star Trek 2, which will be released on May 17, 2013, begins next month.

Weller Joins Star Trek 2

Monday, December 5th, 2011

Peter Weller, best-known to movie fans for his roles in The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across the 8th Dimension and the first two RoboCop movies, will be joining Chris Pine, Zachary Quinto and the rest in Star Trek 2.

The role is said to be a “principal role,” according to Deadline, but as to be expected, no details have been given.

Weller has been seen in Star Trek before. He played John Frederick Paxton in Star Trek: Enterprise (Terra Prime, Demons), where he was the xenophobic chief administrator of Luna’s Orpheus Mining Colony. Paxton created a half-Vulcan, half-Human baby using DNA from Trip Tucker and T’Pol. Paxton was revealed to be a follower of Colonel Green (reference from the original series’ episode The Savage Curtain).